History

An ancient town and a sacred place in Madhya Pradesh, Shivpuri was earlier known as Sipri. The history of this place dates back to the Mughal period. The dense forests of Shivpuri were once the royal hunting grounds. Located at a height of 478 meters above sea level, the city is coupled with some of the most exotic attractions, which makes it a very peaceful destination for tourists.

As per the legend, the city named after Lord Shiva, served as the heaven of Kachhawaha Rajputs till 1804 and by it was ruled by Scindias. Also, it holds a historical importance to the pre-Independence times as it is the place where the great freedom fighter Tatya Tope was hanged till death.

Set amidst inclined hills and broadleaf forests, the forests of Shivpuri were formerly the hunting fields of the Mughal Emperors. A trip through the wilderness of its forest is very daring and adventurous. Whether you’re on a leisure or adventure tour, you’ll simply love the short journey amidst thrilling wildlife and historical places.

Interesting facts

  • Shivpuri is a nature getaway from Gwalior and Jhansi
  • The beautiful city was once the summer capital of the Scindia rulers of Gwalior and its dense woods were the hunting grounds
  • Shivpuri is a popular destination for birders and many tourists flock here to watch the huge species of birds.